Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Last year we served 65 campers from 18 parishes. Our Dollar Sunday* fundraiser for CYC takes place in a second collection at this weekend’s Masses. Your donations are very helpful and much appreciated! Our brochure will be posted on the St. Jude website at www.stjudeparish.net. If you are interested in sponsoring campers, call the parish office and speak with Mary Krisch or contact Dave and Jan Torma at 291-3381.
Sincerely in Christ,
Dave and Jan Torma


* If you want to make a donation but can’t this weekend, please place your donation in an envelope marked “Catholic Youth Camp” and place it in the Offertory Basket at the next Mass you attend.
St. Jude is proud to announce Mrs. Deborah Hudak as this year's Light of Learning award recipient. Debbie has been the counselor at St. Jude since 2007. She has previously shared time at St. Joseph Grade School, St. Monica, and (currently) Holy Cross Grade School. Debbie is in her 27th year with the Diocese and had served in some of our schools in a contracted role for several years prior to that.

Crazy 8s club is an after school math club where students have the opportunity to participate in all kinds of fun math activities. Students in grades 3-4 are eligible to participate. All sessions are held on Tuesdays 3:05-4:10. The first session begins February 4 and runs through March 24.If anyone is interested in running a second session for 1st and 2nd graders, Jennifer Mester would be happy to get you started. All the club activities are laid out and provided by Bedtime Math. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.
OK, in order to get these notes in, in time, I had to be writing them from 80+ degrees in sunny Florida, but just shows that my heart is always with my parish back home. Ahem, ahem.LOL. And I’m so sorry to have missed the big snow storm! Do I have to go to Confession for that comment?Maybe.Lent is so close, around the corner, that I hope the offering that our Adult Faith Formation Committee has planned for you will be something more than the usual small number will take advantage of by attending.It is really a small commitment. We have some very prominent ND professors and one retired professor from Vanderbilt, who are doing the three presentations, three weeks in a row.Please, put the evenings on your calendars and make it one of those extras you do for your own spiritual good health for this year’s Lenten Season.Fr.
- Fr. John